Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) and One Group Hospitality (OTCMKTS:STKS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Starbucks Corporation and One Group Hospitality, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Starbucks Corporation 0 11 18 1 2.67
One Group Hospitality 0 0 0 0 N/A

Starbucks Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $64.36, indicating a potential upside of 17.84%. Given Starbucks Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Starbucks Corporation is more favorable than One Group Hospitality.

Dividends

Starbucks Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. One Group Hospitality does not pay a dividend. Starbucks Corporation pays out 50.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Starbucks Corporation and One Group Hospitality’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Starbucks Corporation 12.93% 52.82% 21.42%
One Group Hospitality -10.98% -133.91% -16.08%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.8% of Starbucks Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Starbucks Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Starbucks Corporation and One Group Hospitality’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Starbucks Corporation $22.40 billion 3.52 $5.14 billion $1.97 27.73
One Group Hospitality $79.12 million 0.47 -$769,339.00 N/A N/A

Starbucks Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than One Group Hospitality.

Summary

Starbucks Corporation beats One Group Hospitality on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Starbucks Corporation Company Profile

Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) is a roaster, marketer and retailer of coffee. As of October 2, 2016, the Company operated in 75 countries. The Company operates through four segments: Americas, which is inclusive of the United States, Canada, and Latin America; China/Asia Pacific (CAP); Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Channel Development. The Company’s Americas, CAP, and EMEA segments include both company-operated and licensed stores. Its Channel Development segment includes roasted whole bean and ground coffees, Tazo teas, Starbucks- and Tazo-branded single-serve products, a range of ready-to-drink beverages, such as Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot and Starbucks Refreshers beverages and other branded products sold across the world through channels, such as grocery stores, warehouse clubs, specialty retailers, convenience stores and the United States foodservice accounts.

One Group Hospitality Company Profile

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., formerly Committed Capital Acquisition Corporation, is a hospitality company. The Company develops, owns and operates restaurants and lounges, and provides food and beverage services for hospitality venues, including hotels, casinos and other locations across the globe. It operates through three segments: owned STK units (STKs), F&B hospitality management agreements (F&B), and Other concepts (Other). Its STKs segment consists of leased restaurant locations. Its F&B segment consists of management agreements, in which the Company operates the food and beverage services in hotels or casinos and could include an STK. Its Other segment includes owned non-STK leased locations. Its restaurant brand is STK, a multi-unit steakhouse concept with locations in metropolitan cities around the globe. Its F&B hospitality management services include developing, managing and operating restaurants, bars, rooftop lounges, pools, banqueting and catering facilities.

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